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EMA issues guide for reporting side effects

The European Medicines Agency has published a guide for reporting side effects to accompany a new international standard for the safety monitoring of medicines when it goes live in July 2016. The new standard, which is called ISO ICSR, is being adopted internationally and will enable the sharing of better information on medicines that might be… Learn more

Regulators to share info on generic drugs

Pharma regulators are going to increasingly share information with each other on generic drugs. Generics are drugs that are much cheaper than the branded equivalent and are marketed after the branded drug’s patent expires. The European Medicines Agency has announced that it will share its assessments of marketing applications in “real time” with agencies from… Learn more

EAT rules that race discrimination can include caste discrimination

In Chandhok and another v Tirkey (UK EAT/0190/14), the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that race discrimination can include caste discrimination, meaning that the definition of ‘race’ in the Equality Act 2010 does encompass caste discrimination – even though caste discrimination has not yet been prohibited under the Equality Act 2010. Ms Tirkey was… Learn more

Retrospective holiday pay claims will be limited to two years

The Government has published new regulations which impose a two-year limitation on unlawful deductions from wages claims in respect of holiday pay. The Deduction from Wages (Limitation) Regulations 2014 amend the Employment Rights Act 1996 to limit the impact of the recent decision in the joined cases of Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton and others… Learn more

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